Snack Foods: United States

Snack Foods: United States

This report provides annual forecasts to 2027 for US snack foods demand and shipments in nominal US dollars at the manufacturer level. Total demand and shipments are segmented by product in terms of: chocolate and chocolate confections, corn chips and other salty snacks, cookies and crackers, non-chocolate confections, potato chips, nuts and seeds, dried produce, and chewing gum.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand, total shipments, the various segments, and trade are provided in annual series from 2012 to 2022.

The scope of this report excludes baked goods (e.g., cakes and pies) and dried meat snacks (e.g., beef jerky).

Re-exports of snack foods are excluded from demand and trade figures.

This report includes the results of a proprietary national online consumer survey of US adults (age 18+). This Freedonia Focus Reports National Online Consumer Survey has a sample size of approximately 1,500, screened for response quality, and representative of the US population on the demographic measures of age, gender, geographic region, race/ethnicity, household income, and the presence/absence of children in the household.

Key macroeconomic indicators are also provided with quantified trends. Other various topics, including profiles of pertinent leading companies, are covered in this report. A full outline of report items by page is available in the Table of Contents.

Related NAICS Codes:
311340 Nonchocolate Confectionery Manufacturing
311351 Chocolate and Confectionery Manufacturing from Cacao Beans
311352 Confectionery Manufacturing from Purchased Chocolate
311423 Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing
311821 Cookie and Cracker Manufacturing
311911 Roasted Nuts and Peanut Butter Manufacturing
311919 Other Snack Food Manufacturing

Historical Trends
Key Economic Indicators
Cocoa & Sugar Price Trends
Environmental & Regulatory Factors
Chocolate & Chocolate Confections
Corn Chips & Other Salty Snacks
Cookies & Crackers
Non-Chocolate Confections
Potato Chips
Nuts & Seeds
Dried Produce
Chewing Gum
Industry Characteristics
Market Leaders
Industry Codes
Freedonia Methodology
Figure 1 | Key Trends in US Snack Foods Demand, 2022 - 2027
Figure 2 | US Snack Foods Demand Trends, 2012 - 2022
Figure 3 | US Snack Foods Shipment Trends, 2012 - 2022
Table 1 | Key Indicators for US Snack Foods Demand, 2012 - 2027
Figure 4 | US Snack Foods Trade, 2012 - 2022 (US$ bil)
Table 2 | US Snack Foods Trade, 2012 - 2022 (US$ mil)
Figure 5 | Global Cocoa Prices, 2012 - 2024 (US$/kg)
Table 3 | Global Cocoa & Sugar Historical Prices, 2012 - 2022 (US$/kg)
Table 4 | Global Cocoa & Sugar Forecast Prices, 2022 - 2024 (US$/kg)
Figure 6 | Global & US Sugar Prices, 2012 - 2024 (US$/kg)
Figure 7 | US Snack Foods Demand by Product, 2012 - 2027 (US$ bil)
Table 5 | US Snack Foods Historical Demand by Product, 2012 - 2022 (US$ mil)
Table 6 | US Snack Foods Forecast Demand by Product, 2022 - 2027 (US$ mil)
Figure 8 | US Snack Foods Shipments by Product, 2012 - 2027 (US$ bil)
Table 7 | US Snack Foods Historical Shipments by Product, 2012 - 2022 (US$ mil)
Table 8 | US Snack Foods Forecast Shipments by Product, 2022 - 2027 (US$ mil)
Figure 9 | US Snack Foods Demand by Product, 2012 - 2027 (%)
Figure 10 | US Survey: Current Snacking Activity Relative to Pre-Pandemic Levels, 2023 (% of adult respondents)
Figure 11 | US Survey: Preferred Snacks, 2023 (% of adult respondents who snack)
Table 9 | Examples of Non-Chocolate Confections
Table 10 | Leading Suppliers to the US Snack Foods Market by Product
Table 11 | NAICS & SIC Codes Related to Snack Foods

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